Biography

Francisco Salazar

Francisco Salazar was born in Quiriquire, Venezuela in 1937. 

Graduated form the Cristóbal Rojas School of Visual Arts, Salazar began his artistic career as a landscape painter, and then bowed to the flow of kinetic art, thanks to the influence of Jesús Soto while working in his workshop in Paris in 1967. 

During his years at the Central University of Venezuela. Salazar developed his artistic work in the field of abstract geometry.

Since the fifties, Francisco Salazar created a body of work composed entirely of white monochrome works on corrugated cardboard.

The work of this overlooked artist forms part of important public collections, such as: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellín, Colombia; Museo de Arte Moderno de la Ciudad de París, París, Francia; Ateneo de Valencia, Edo. Carabobo, Venezuela; Colección Cisneros, Caracas, Venezuela; Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.

Francisco Salazar died in Paris on February 16, 2019.